The adsorption of dopamine onto an anatase TiO2(101) single crystal has been studied using photoemission and NEXAFS techniques Photoemission Jesuits suggest that the dopamine molecule adsorbs on the surface in a bidentate geometry, resulting in the removal of band gap states in the To, valence band Using the searchlight effect, carbon K-edge NEXAFS spectra indicate that the phenyl rings in the dopamine molecules are orientated normal to the surface A combination of experimental and computational results indicates the appearance of new unoccupied states arising following adsorption The possible role of these states in the charge-transfer mechanism of the dopamine-TiO2 system is discussed